Roland Barth in Camera Lucida writes, "I cant reproduce the Winter Garden Photograph. It exists only for me. For you, it would be nothing but an indifferent picture." Barth doesnt share this picture of his mother with his readers. The image would be incomplete for them; it could not convey the same meaning for them as it does for him.
In this series of digitally manipulated images I have used a number of "indifferent pictures" taken at a distant moments in time. Old photographs, containing the aura of memory, but that are essentially empty, without history or context except for what the viewer brings with them.
This installation is an anatomy of memory. Changing with time, the time the viewer spends walking around the installation, perspective and the influence of others. The images remain static but its the viewer that changes. When something is gained, a glimpse at the overall image, something is lost, the details.